Barmouth Slabs

Climbs 27 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 213m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Slabs, with very easy access and good belaying. Extremely suitable for groups as there are a number of easy routes, with good protection and belay stakes and the top.

It looks as though there is scope for more routes above the slab area. Having said that it did look as though there might be problems with the rock crumbling, as there appeared to be some rather large pins holding the rock together! Perhaps this was an old quarry area.

There is also some good bouldering to be found on some of the outcrops above the crag and around to the north side of the crag too.

Approach notes
There are signs saying no climbing, but also a telephone number to get a permit to climb. The number is 01341 247284. The charge to climb is £2.50 per person (in August 2006). The man (sorry, don't know his name) seems friendly enough. (note 2007 - this crag is now on access land and the no climbing sign has been mostly scrubbed off. It seems permits are required for group use but not individually?)


As you come into Barmouth from Dolgellau, the road takes a sharp left. Here (right on the bend) there is a road leading off up the hill. Follow this all the way until you reach the parking for the 'Panorama walk'. Park here. Then follow the road opposite the parking area all the way up the hill until you reach the crags. About five minutes.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

North Wales Climbs (2013), Meirionnydd (2002)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2SlabotomyE1 5a 6
3Crack 1S 4a **130
4XebecE1 5a *92
5Crack 2D *183
6BacklashE1 5c **3
7Zig ZagVD **156
8Sugar LumpsS *9
9Sunny DelightMS 21
10Main slabS 4a **137
11Crack 3D **201
12Crack 4D **151
13Crack 5D 81
15Gregg's KettleHD *15
16Twin CracksVD *32
17Right CrackD 28
18Dream RodentHVS 5a **1
19Upper Tier Slab GirdleHVD 11
21Stevie's Jamming CrackS 19
22AGnes Pillar InnerVD **5
23Agnes's Pillar - outer faceS **9
24White windV5 6b *** 
25White slabV6 6b **4
26Brilliant with Biscuitsf5 *** 
27Large OnionsV4 **2
28Lateral Bush *S 4a 1
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Climbed quite a few of these routes Easter 2011 found the crag easily -there are good solid metal stakes for top rope anchors and terrific views from the base of the crag over the estuary. Great rock can make the climbs easy or hard as you like. Good for family groups with limited gear..Had agreat day!
sajrf123 - 25/Apr/11